mental impairment


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men·tal im·pair·ment

a disorder characterized by the display of an intellectual defect, as manifested by diminished cognitive, interpersonal, social, and vocational effectiveness and quantitatively evaluated by psychological examination and assessment.
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However, the question was whether Mr Walker had a physical or mental impairment.
Long-term mental impairment is known to be a risk in high-contact sports such as boxing.
The best interests for all concerned is to keep anyone with the slightest evidence of mental impairment from being a party in any kind of legally binding contract.
or mental impairment prevents the taxpayer from using a computer.
Section 12102 stated that "[t]he term 'disability' means, with respect to an individual--(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment.
The numbers of children applying for and receiving SSI benefits due to a mental impairment has increased over the past decade and now comprise a growing majority of all child beneficiaries.
The trouble with mental impairment is that there is no obvious sign of it.
The jury did not accept that Freeman had suffered mental impairment on the day of the murder.
The league is for players aged between eight and 16 with a physical, sensory or mental impairment but is unable to cater for blind people and wheelchair users.
While the Act does not seek to change all of the anti-discrimination law, and the definition of a disability remains the same: physical or mental impairment with a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, its main changes centre around discrimination.
The judge said a psychiatric report on the teenager had established he was not suffering from any mental impairment but had planned the attack out of malice or revenge.